John Brooks Sherman (Class of 1962) collection relating to the Vietnam War

John Brooks Sherman (1940-1966), (Brown, Class of 1962) was a pilot during the Vietnam War with the Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron 235 attached to Marine Aircraft Group 11 at Da Nang, Vietnam. He was shot down during a bombing flight on March 25, 1966. This collection contains Sherman's utility knife and wrist watch which were recovered from his body by Vietnamese soldier Nguyen Ý Chí. These personal items were returned to the United States in 2016 after many years of investigation to locate Sherman's body. This collection also contains documentation about the investigation to locate Sherman's crash site, repatriate his remains, and locate any surviving relatives.